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General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: dee on April 08, 2010, 04:36:06 pm

Title: Keg additions
Post by: dee on April 08, 2010, 04:36:06 pm
I want to add some citrus zest, hops and spices to an American Wheat that I just kegged up.  I dry hop in the keg all of the time but I'm a little concerned about using zest.  What sanitation precautions should I take with the fruit zest and dry spices?
Title: Re: Keg additions
Post by: mnstorm99 on April 08, 2010, 05:06:07 pm
Not sure with the spicwes...but you could dip citus rind in a bit of vodka before adding it.  I would guess the spices will be ok, but orange or lemon rind will have quite a few nasties on it.
Title: Re: Keg additions
Post by: tom on April 08, 2010, 08:13:33 pm
If you haven't made this recipe before I would recommend steeping the spices and zest in vodka for a week or two and then adding the liquid to taste.